NEWS-The opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) have today afternoon walked out of Parliament in protest of the torture of their colleagues.
Led by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, the MPs will not be in Parliament for two weeks until government address the continued torture of Ugandans.
Raising a matter of national importance, Mpuuga said the fate of missing persons, those tortured and some who have been killed should receive the justice they deserve arguing that the matter is not partisan in nature but affects all Ugandans.
Efforts by the Deputy Speaker Anitah Among to get the opposition to remain patient and wait for the cabinet to present a report on the matter next week fell on deaf ears as they moved out in protest.
The protest by the opposition legislators comes at a time when many opposition-affiliated figures are emerging with evidence of being tortured after cases of detention.
One of the most recent outstanding cases of torture against the opposition emerged when Kasese NUP coordinator, Samuel Masereka, narrated his 34-day torture ordeal.
Masereka narrated his ordeal in a press conference at the National Unity Platform (NUP) headquarters in Kamwokya on Monday this week.
Masereka’s case is not unique to him alone as he disclosed seeing many other opposition figures being tortured in detention.
NUP MP, Abed Bwanika recently proposed that the leadership of the National Unity Platform should organize a meeting with the Head-of-State, President Museveni, to discuss a way out of the ongoing torture of party members.